Now I have a story that I'm writing, won't reveal the plot yet, but there's two characters that have been changed so many times since I started the story that I can't continue until I have them completely fleshed out like the other four. Character #5 He's about in his early thirties let's say around 34 years old. I based him off an old schoolmate of mine that never really did settle down well with me at all in personality. He has been given at least three different names including Owen, Corey, and Ezekiel "Zeke" (I'm a fan of old fashioned, vintage names since it's my signature) but for now his name is 5. 5, despite his age, is an irascible man and shows his emotions with an 'easy come, easy go' type of air. Is generally annoyed by many things and often uses his semi-abusive language to put down people which in turn makes him feel better. Immature and slightly paranoid, he's always looking out for himself though he does have a few possibly redeeming qualities...some of which I can't list because I truly don't know what what they are. His past is not the best one, a rather alcohol lovin' and workaholic father with a beautiful but emotional and impatient mother lead to a rather unhappy childhood. He is a drug addict but has a high paying job to pay for it courtesy of his father. Any ideas on a name or to some extent some positive personality traits? I was thinking that he could have a soft side for animals, soap operas, and can't stand anyone when they cry (he acts gruffly comforting). Now Character #6 is one that I debated about for a very long time but I know the age is in the early 50's stage but the first three ideas I had for him were: -First he was a college history professor named Monroe -Then he became a veteran of the Vietnam war, missing a finger, and likes to chew on cigars but doesn't smoke them usually in the form of Mac. I had contemplated making him gay (and I don't mean flamboyantly gay-no offense to those who are) -And now, I was wondering of making him a character I never wrote about before, a Muslim. I mean no offense to people who take this personally but I wanted to add some diversity to my characters and I became curious about Islam. He came from Iraq to America in order to get a better education on a student's visa but when he fell in love with America, he worked on getting a citizenship. When I think of his personality, I think about my grandfather: a man without a single mean bone in his body, he is an eccentric but amusing man with tons of wisdom hidden behind that big goofy smile of his. Down-to-earth, he's very patient and understanding how society and people are. For some reason I can't get the name Methuselah out of my head when I think of this character. My trouble is choosing which of the three that I listed above to write him as. Any ideas, suggestions, anything would be wonderful.